THE A259 has been reopened two days after a suspected hit and run.

Police have launched a murder inquiry after being called to reports of a brawl between two groups of men in Marine Parade, Brighton, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The force closed off the seafront road after the incident and it remained shut until this afternoon as investigations continued.

The Argus:

But the police cordons have now been lifted and drivers are being allowed to use the road again.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "We have now reopened Marine Parade in Brighton.

"The road was closed from the pier roundabout to Camelford Street since Sunday whilst we carried out enquiries for a murder investigation.

"Thank you for your patience."

Officers were called to the scene shortly after 5.20am on Sunday after a report of a large group of people fighting with weapons.

While police were responding to the incident, some of the group are thought to have got into a vehicle which then hit three men who were involved in the fight.

The Argus:

Two men suffered serious head injuries after being run over by the car.

Another man was also taken to hospital for treatment after being mowed down on Marine Parade.

A 20-year-old man, named locally as footballer Suel Delgado, died yesterday in hospital - according to police.